Nebraska Revised Statute 66-4,100
Highway Cash Fund; Roads Operations Cash Fund; created; use; investment.
The Highway Cash Fund and the Roads Operations Cash Fund are hereby created. If bonds are issued pursuant to subsection (2) of section 39-2223, the balance of the share of the Highway Trust Fund allocated to the Department of Transportation and deposited into the Highway Restoration and Improvement Bond Fund as provided in subsection (6) of section 39-2215 and the balance of the money deposited in the Highway Restoration and Improvement Bond Fund as provided in section 39-2215.01 shall be transferred by the State Treasurer, on or before the last day of each month, to the Highway Cash Fund. If no bonds are issued pursuant to subsection (2) of section 39-2223, the share of the Highway Trust Fund allocated to the Department of Transportation shall be transferred by the State Treasurer on or before the last day of each month to the Highway Cash Fund.
The Legislature may direct the State Treasurer to transfer funds from the Highway Cash Fund to the Roads Operations Cash Fund. Both funds shall be expended by the department (1) for acquiring real estate, road materials, equipment, and supplies to be used in the construction, reconstruction, improvement, and maintenance of state highways, (2) for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, and maintenance of state highways, including grading, drainage, structures, surfacing, roadside development, landscaping, and other incidentals necessary for proper completion and protection of state highways as the department shall, after investigation, find and determine shall be for the best interests of the highway system of the state, either independent of or in conjunction with federal-aid money for highway purposes, (3) for the share of the department of the cost of maintenance of state aid bridges, (4) for planning studies in conjunction with federal highway funds for the purpose of analyzing traffic problems and financial conditions and problems relating to state, county, township, municipal, federal, and all other roads in the state and for incidental costs in connection with the federal-aid grade crossing program for roads not on state highways, (5) for tests and research by the department or proportionate costs of membership, tests, and research of highway organizations when participated in by the highway departments of other states, (6) for the payment of expenses and costs of the Board of Examiners for County Highway and City Street Superintendents as set forth in section 39-2310, (7) for support of the public transportation assistance program established under section 13-1209 and the intercity bus system assistance program established under section 13-1213, and (8) for purchasing from political or governmental subdivisions or public corporations, pursuant to section 39-1307, any federal-aid transportation funds available to such entities.
Any money in the Highway Cash Fund and the Roads Operations Cash Fund not needed for current operations of the department shall, as directed by the Director-State Engineer to the State Treasurer, be invested by the state investment officer pursuant to the Nebraska Capital Expansion Act and the Nebraska State Funds Investment Act, subject to approval by the board of each investment. All income received as a result of such investment shall be placed in the Highway Cash Fund.
Transfers may be made from the Roads Operations Cash Fund to the General Fund at the direction of the Legislature through June 30, 2019. The State Treasurer shall transfer seven million five hundred thousand dollars from the Roads Operations Cash Fund to the General Fund on or before June 30, 2018, on such date as directed by the budget administrator of the budget division of the Department of Administrative Services. The State Treasurer shall transfer seven million five hundred thousand dollars from the Roads Operations Cash Fund to the General Fund on or after July 1, 2018, but on or before June 30, 2019, on such date as directed by the budget administrator of the budget division of the Department of Administrative Services.
- Laws 1937, c. 148, § 4, p. 570;
- Laws 1939, c. 84, § 2, p. 363;
- Laws 1941, c. 133, § 2, p. 525;
- Laws 1941, c. 134, § 10, p. 536;
- C.S.Supp.,1941, § 66-411;
- Laws 1943, c. 138, § 1(4), p. 472;
- Laws 1943, c. 139, § 1(4), p. 479;
- R.S.1943, § 66-424;
- Laws 1947, c. 214, § 4, p. 698;
- Laws 1953, c. 131, § 15, p. 410;
- Laws 1965, c. 393, § 1, p. 1257;
- Laws 1969, c. 530, § 3, p. 2171;
- Laws 1971, LB 21, § 1;
- Laws 1972, LB 1496, § 2;
- Laws 1986, LB 599, § 16;
- Laws 1988, LB 632, § 19;
- Laws 1990, LB 602, § 3;
- R.S.1943, (1990), § 66-424;
- Laws 1994, LB 1066, § 51;
- Laws 1994, LB 1194, § 15;
- Laws 2004, LB 1144, § 4;
- Laws 2011, LB98, § 2;
- Laws 2017, LB331, § 32;
- Laws 2017, LB339, § 238.